Delhi Police on Friday registered a second FIR, invoking sedition against Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Ali Javed, former DU professor SAR Geelani and others for shouting anti-India slogans at the Delhi Press Club, following a complaint by Press Club authorities.
Earlier on the day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaking on the matter said, "If anyone raises anti-India slogans, tries to raise questions on country's unity and integrity, they will not be spared. Stringent action will be taken against them."
Union Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani also said, â€śNation can never tolerate any insult to Mother India.â€ť
On Thursday, the Delhi police had registered a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy against some students and teachers of JNU for organizing an event protesting against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in 2013.
This came after BJP MP Mahesh Girri and ABVP lodged a complaint with the police over â€śanti-nationalâ€ť activities.
ABVP demanded the expulsion of a group of Jawaharlal Nehru University students who organised a march against Afzal Guru's hanging, condemning them as "anti-national".
On Tuesday, some students of the JNU shouted slogans against the government and the country over the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in 2013 at an event named as â€śa country without a post officeâ€ť.